TITLE

Understanding Negligence

AUTHOR(S)
Ashley, Ruthe C.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2003, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on the legal standard when a nurse is sued for malpractice. Definition of negligence; Definition of ordinary and reasonable care; Elements of negligence that the plaintiff must show.
ACCESSION #
11043980

 

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